Louis Hosea Horne, Sr.

April 17, 1934 - January 22, 2021
Louis Hosea Horne, Sr.

Louis Hosea Horne, Sr., age 86, a long-time resident of the Myrtle Grove area, died on January 22, 2021, peacefully at his home surrounded by family after a lengthy illness. Louis was born in New Hanover County, NC to the late Hosea L. Horne and Hazel Craig Horne. Also preceding him in death; brother-in-law: Thomas McKee.

Louis was a graduate of New Hanover High School, later served as a Detective with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, and retired from Kenan Transport in 1996.

Louis was a Korean Era Veteran and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was a faithful member of the United Advent Christian Church.

Louis is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Elsie Graham McKee Horne; son: Rocky Horne (wife Beth); two daughters: Cindy McBride (husband David) and Lindy Broach (husband Michael); sister-in-law Jacque McKee; four grandchildren: Devin Batchelor (husband Chuck), David McBride (wife Keri), Ashley Powell (husband Heath), and Steven McBride; three great-grandchildren: Samuel Batchelor, Charlotte Powell, and Nicholas Batchelor; nephew: Stephen McKee (wife Janeen) and their children Gracen and Branson.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions and concerns the immediate family will hold a private Celebration of Life at a later date.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to: United Advent Christian Church 4912 South College Road Wilmington, NC 28412.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


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  • January 28, 2021
    Peggy Shepard says:
    Thought a lot of Louis. Enjoyed small group Bible studies with him and Elsie. Prayers for the family.

  • January 30, 2021
    Cathy lit a candle:
    Lit since January 30, 2021 at 1:45:32 PM

  • January 31, 2021
    Bubba Clark & Debbie Clark says:
    We are keeping all of you in our prayers. Dad says he remembers Louis as being a very friendly man. He recalls the family times the Horne’s, McKee ‘s and Clark’s spent together.